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In January, USA Today released a list of the country’s most dangerous jobs, with painting in construction and maintenance taking 24th place (out of 25) based on data related to injuries and deaths. Do you think this is an accurate depiction of the danger of professional painting?

February 12 to February 16, 2018


The retaliation portion of OSHA's Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses puts another layer of enforcement on Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which prohibits any person from discharging or discriminating against an employee who reports a fatality, injury or illness. Do you think this is necessary?

December 7 to December 13, 2017


Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a controversial bill on worker safety, effectively mandating that 180,000 city construction workers need 40-55 hours of safety training before December 2018. Do you agree that this extra training is needed?

November 20 to November 24, 2017


A Massachusetts painter was recently killed when his scissor lift came into contact with power lines. Have you or a member of your crew ever had a close call around power lines?

April 10 to April 14, 2017


OSHA’s recent “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule requires employers to submit detailed injury and illness logs to the Agency and some of this information will be made public. Is this regulation a good or bad idea?

January 16 to January 20, 2017


Last month, a painter fell to his death on a water tower job, working for a firm with numerous safety violations and falls in its history. What more can be done to prevent such tragedies?

September 25 to October 1, 2016


When a safety inspector finds a potentially unsafe condition on a jobsite and notifies supervisors who then fail to warn workers of the danger, he or she should:

August 7 to August 13, 2016


A new system allows workers to anonymously text information and photos about site hazards and near misses to employers. Good idea or bad idea?

March 9 to March 15, 2015


How much training do you/your employees receive in dealing with emergencies (fire, structural collapse, etc.) on a work site?

April 28 to May 2, 2014


What do you think of OSHA’s proposal to move injury and illness reporting online and make it available to the public?

April 21 to April 25, 2014


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. So why do so many workers still skip fall protection?

November 25 to December 6, 2013


Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. Why don’t more workers use appropriate fall protection?

October 7 to October 11, 2013


Some parties involved in fatal structural collapses are facing criminal charges. Should such collapses be investigated as civil matters, criminal matters, or both?

September 30 to October 4, 2013


Multiple studies suggest that workers underreport on-the-job injuries and illnesses. What do you see?

September 16 to September 20, 2013


Recent fatal structural collapses have led to criminal charges against site owners, contractors and even local authorities. In general, should these accidents be investigated as crimes?

August 26 to September 1, 2013


A Pennsylvania painting company owner faces criminal charges for the electrocution of an employee. Authorities say he ignored the presence of high-power lines on a job site. Is the charge fair?

August 6 to August 12, 2012


An experienced industrial painter crippled in a 40-foot fall was recently awarded $2.3 million for his injuries, although he was not wearing fall protection. What do you think of this jury verdict?

May 14 to May 20, 2012


Most workplace deaths and serious injuries are easily prevented with well-known safety precautions, yet horrific industry accidents still happen frequently. Who is most responsible for this situation?

April 16 to April 22, 2012


A year after the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf, which aspect of the offshore industry still needs the most attention?

May 2 to May 8, 2011


Several recent catastrophic workplace accidents have prompted criminal charges against owners of companies involved in the project. When should criminal charges against company officers be an option?

October 25 to October 31, 2010


   
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